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Acid 7 Pro Tutorial
Registration assistance
Customer service/sales
Technical support
About your rights in ACID software
About your privacy
Proper use of software
Legal notices
Table of
Introducing ACID Software
Contents
Welcome
System requirements
Installing ACID
Using online help
Online help
Context-sensitive help
Help on the Web
Overview of ACID software
Main window
Toolbar
Track list
Track view
Window docking area
Audio signal flow
MIDI signal flow
Getting Started
Starting projects
Setting project properties
Opening existing projects
Getting media files
Previewing media from the Explorerwindow
Adding media to the project
Obtaining or editing CD information using Gracenote
Understanding clip types
Loops
One-shots
Beatmapped
MIDI
Folder tracks
Adding and editing events
Painting events
Changing the length of events
Erasing sections of events
Moving events
Editing MIDI events
Using the cursor
Positioning the cursor with the mouse
Positioning the cursor with the keyboard
Positioning the cursor with the Go To command
Making selections
Selecting an event
Selecting multiple events
Creating time selections
Creating event selections within timeselections
Working with tracks
Reordering tracks
Resizing tracks
Changing track colors
Renaming tracks
Duplicating tracks
Deleting tracks
Copying, cutting, and pasting tracks
Adjusting the mix
Muting or unmuting tracks
Soloing tracks
Choosing a trackís input/recording device
Monitoring track output levels
Working with groups of tracks
Using undo and redo
Using undo
Undoing all edits
Using redo
Clearing the undo history
Playing the project
Using the transport bar
Using playback options
Saving, rendering, and delivering projects
Saving projects
Rendering projects
Rendering in real time
Publishing to the Internet
Writing to CD
Understanding track-at-once and disc-at-once
Editing Events
Copying events
Pasting events
Using Paste Repeat
Using Paste Insert
Cutting events
Deleting events
Reversing events
Trimming events
Splitting events
Splitting at the cursor position
Splitting one event
Splitting multiple events
Splitting a time selection
Splitting eventswithin a time selection
Joining events
Automatic crossfades
Creating crossfades
Changing fade types
Ripple editing
Cutting events in ripple editing mode
Deleting events in ripple editing mode
Pasting events in ripple editing mode
Slipping and sliding events
Shifting the contents of(slipping) events
Slip-trimming events
Sliding events
Changing event properties
Muting and locking events
Muting events
Locking events
Using event envelopes
Setting an eventís volume envelope
Setting an eventís fade-in and -out envelopecurve
Using sections
Inserting a section
Adjusting a section's length
Renaming a section
Changing a sectionís color
Moving (shuffling) sections
Copying a section
Deleting a section
Moving a section label
Removing a section label
Clearing all events froma section
Using the Media Manager
Creating a new media library
Opening a media library
Adding media files to a library
Removing media files from a library
Tagging media files
Creating a tag
Applying a tag to a media file
Removing a tag froma media file
Deleting a tag from a library
Merging subtags
Arranging tags in the tag tree
Editing tag names or images
Viewing or creating palettes
Saving tags and properties to media files
Backing up your media libraries
Opening a Reference Library
Using the SonySound Series Loops & Samples reference library
Searching for media files
Searching using a keyword
Searching using tags
Sorting search results
Viewing previous searches
Using advanced search options
Previewing media
Adding media to your project
Resolving offline media files
Customizing the Media Manager window
Automatically hiding the Search pane
Docking and undocking the Search pane
Resizing columns
Moving columns
Showing orhiding columns
Adding customcolumns
Setting Media Manager options
Working in the Track View
Using project markers and regions
Working with standard markers
Working with time markers
Working with command markers
Working with regions
Using snapping
Choosing snapping options
Changing tempo, time signature, and key
Changing project tempo
Changing project time signature
Changing project key
Tagging media files
Creating a tag
Applying a tag to a media file
Removing a tag froma media file
Deleting a tag from a library
Merging subtags
Arranging tags in the tag tree
Editing tag names or images
Viewing or creating palettes
Saving tags and properties to media files
Backing up your media libraries
Opening a Reference Library
Using the SonySound Series Loops & Samples reference library
Searching for media files
Searching using a keyword
Searching using tags
Sorting search results
Viewing previous searches
Using advanced search options
Previewing media
Adding media to your project
Resolving offline media files
Customizing the Media Manager window
Automatically hiding the Search pane
Docking and undocking the Search pane
Resizing columns
Moving columns
Showing orhiding columns
Adding customcolumns
Setting Media Manager options
Working in the Track View
Using project markers and regions
Working with standard markers
Working with time markers
Working with command markers
Working with regions
Using snapping
Choosing snapping options
Changing tempo, time signature, and key
Changing project tempo
Changing project time signature
Changing project key
Using track effects
Using track effects
Creating or adding to track plug-in chains
Arranging plug-in chain order
Bypassing plug-ins in a chain
Bypassing effect automation
Removing plug-ins from chains
Removing or bypassing all effects on tracks
Routing tracks to an assignable effects chain
Assigning tracks to busses
Using track automation envelopes
Choosing stereo pan types
Using the Beatmapper
Understanding stretching properties
Configuring track properties
Audio track properties
MIDI track properties
Configuring clip properties
Managing a trackís clips
Adjusting general clip properties
Adjusting stretching properties for loops
Reloading files
Replacing files
Adding a clip to the Groove Pool
Saving file properties
Adjusting clip properties for MIDI tracks
Working with grooves
Applying or removing grooves
Creating grooves
Editing grooves
Using folder tracks
Creating a folder track
Adding existing tracks to a folder track
Removing tracks from a folder track
Muting a foldertrack
Soloing a folder track
Editing events in a foldertrack
Mixing multiple tracks to a single track
Exporting loops
Organizing Plug-Ins and ReWire Devices
Scanning your computer for plug-ins
Viewing plug-ins
Using track effects
Using track effects
Creating or adding to track plug-in chains
Arranging plug-in chain order
Bypassing plug-ins in a chain
Bypassing effect automation
Removing plug-ins from chains
Removing or bypassing all effects on tracks
Routing tracks to an assignable effects chain
Assigning tracks to busses
Using track automation envelopes
Choosing stereo pan types
Using the Beatmapper
Understanding stretching properties
Configuring track properties
Audio track properties
MIDI track properties
Configuring clip properties
Managing a trackís clips
Adjusting general clip properties
Adjusting stretching properties for loops
Reloading files
Replacing files
Adding a clip to the Groove Pool
Saving file properties
Adjusting clip properties for MIDI tracks
Working with grooves
Applying or removing grooves
Creating grooves
Editing grooves
Using folder tracks
Creating a folder track
Adding existing tracks to a folder track
Removing tracks from a folder track
Muting a foldertrack
Soloing a folder track
Editing events in a foldertrack
Mixing multiple tracks to a single track
Exporting loops
Organizing Plug-Ins and ReWire Devices
Scanning your computer for plug-ins
Viewing plug-ins
Organizing plug-ins with folders
Viewing a plug-inís folder assignments
Displaying audio plug-in folders in the Mixing Console window
Classifyingaudio plug-ins and soft synths with categories
Renaming a plug-in
Ignoring a plug-in
Using audio plug-ins
Using ReWire devices
Using soft synths
Using Automation
Showing or hiding automation controls
Track automation
Mute automation
Volumeor pan automation
Bus automation
Assignable effects automation
Adding or removing track effect automation
MIDI controller automation
MIDI program change automation
Working with track envelopes
Adjusting envelopes
Using the Envelope tool
Hiding track envelopes
Removing track envelopes
Automating 5.1 surround projects
Automation recording modes
Recording automation settings
Editing sections of your recorded settings in Touch mode
Overwriting recorded settings in Latch mode
Editing individual envelope points or keyframes
Setting the automation recording mode for a track
Using the Mixing Console
Understanding the Mixing Console window
The Mixing Console toolbar
The Channel List pane
The View pane
Channel strips
Adding track, assignable FX, bus, and soft synth channels
Using audio and MIDI track channel strips
Changing a trackís name
Adding or editing track (insert) effects
Adjusting bus or assignable effects send levels
Change a trackís input or outputdevice
Changing a trackís automation mode
Muting or soloing a track
Inverting a trackís phase
Arming a track for recording or toggling input monitoring
Adjusting track panning or volume
Using output busses
Adding or deleting output busses
Routing busses
Assigning tracks to output busses
Adding or editing output bus effects
Automating effect parameters for outputbusses
Using audio bus channel strips
Using Input Busses
Adding or deleting input busses
Using input bus channel strips
Using input busses with hardware-based effects
Using input busses with hardware-based synthesizers
Monitoring an external sourcewithout mixing it with your project
Using FX send (assignable effects) channel strips
Changing an assignable effect chainís name
Adding or editing effects
Adjusting assignable effects input levels
Changing an effects chainís output device
Monitoring output levels
Muting or soloing an assignable effects chain
Adjusting assignable effects panning or volume
Recording Audio
Setting up your equipment
Basic setup
Setup with mixer
Setup with digital multitrack
Preparing to record
Arming the track for recording
Using the metronome
Recording
Recording into an empty track
Recording into a time selection
Recording into an event
Recording into an event with a timeselection
Recording using an input bus
Working with multiple recorded clips
Specifying where recordings are stored
Changing where recorded files are stored for new projects
Changing where recorded files are stored for individual projects
Monitoring audio levels
Using record input monitoring
Working with MIDI
Adding MIDI tracks and files
Adding MIDI tracks
Adding MIDI files to a project
Freezing MIDI tracks
Recording MIDI
Setting up a MIDI controller for recording into a track
Recording MIDI in real time
Using MIDI steprecording
Using MIDI merge recording
Editing MIDI on the timeline
Choosing a drum map or kit for a track
Navigating the piano roll or drum grid
Auditioning notes with the keyboard/drum grid
Selecting notes
Adding or deleting notes
Editing note positions
Editing note duration
Editing note velocity
Processing and filtering MIDI events
Quantizing MIDI events
Editing velocity
Editing duration
Editing MIDI track properties
Configuring MIDI track output settings
Configuring MIDI input filters
Setting up MIDI quantize input filters
Using the clip pool
Toggling looped or one-shot painting for a MIDI clip
Editing a MIDI clipís time signature
MIDI Track Envelopes and Keyframes
Adding a mute envelope
Adding a MIDI controller envelope
Configuring MIDI track controller automation
Adding a programchange keyframe
Add a Sysex keyframe
Automating VSTi parameters
Editing MIDI clip properties
Editing a MIDI clip with the Piano Roll
Editing a MIDI clip with the List Editor
Merging controller data from a MIDI clip
Using the piano roll editor
Viewing the piano roll editor
Previewing MIDI
Adding note events
Editing note events
Toggling note snapping
Quantizing note events
Deleting note events
Undoing and redoing
Using the list editor
Viewing the list editor
Previewing MIDI
Filtering the list
Editing events
Creating events
Quantizing events
Deleting events
Undoing and redoing
Routing tracks to MIDI devices or soft synths
Resetting MIDI ports
Rendering projects with MIDI tracks
Playing MIDI from external devices
Adding external devices as MIDI inputs
Assigning MIDI inputs to soft synth controls
Creating or editing program maps
Creating program maps
Editing program maps
Assigning a patch map to a MIDI device
Creating or editing drum maps
Editing a drummap
Choosing a drummap for a track
Synchronizing using MIDI timecode
Generating MIDI timecode
Triggering from MIDI timecode
Generating MIDI clock
Exporting MIDI files
Saving MIDI clips for export
Exporting the project to a standard MIDI file
Configuring a Mackie Control Universal
Configuring a Frontier TranzPort
Configuring a generic MIDI controller
Configuring a Behringer BCF2000 controller
Working with Video
Managing video
Adding or replacing videofiles
Removing the videotrack
Hiding and showing the video track
Synchronizing audio and video
Removing the videoís audio
Changing frame numbering
Editing video events
Moving video events
Trimming video events
Slipping and sliding video events
Using the Video Preview window
Copying a frame to the clipboard
Using toolbar buttons
Using the shortcut menu
Viewing the status bar
Previewing on external monitors
Scoring video
Working with 5.1 Surround
What is 5.1 surround?
Setting up surround hardware
Setting up surround projects
Routing to hardware in the Mixing Console
Assigning audio to the LFE channel
Adjusting volume
Adjusting track volume
Adjusting assignable effects send or bus send levels
Adjusting channel levels
Panning audio
Panning tracks
Panning mixer controls
Using the Surround Panner window
Automating panning
Turning on panning keyframes
Adding panning keyframes
Working with keyframes
Rendering surround projects
Burning AC-3 files to DVD
Customizing ACID Software
Working with ACID windows
Docking and floating ACID windows
Changing the time ruler format
Using the ruler offset
Using the project grid
Setting the grid type
Using the toolbar
Hiding and displaying the toolbar
Reordering toolbar buttons
Adding buttons to the toolbar
Removing buttons from the toolbar
Using the time display
Changing cursorposition
Changing the timedisplay
Monitoring MIDI timecode
Setting default track properties
Setting ACID preferences
Using the General tab
Using the Audio tab
Using the Audio Device tab
Using the MIDI tab
Using the Video tab
Using the Editing tab
Using the Synctab
Using the Display tab
Using the Other tab
Using the Folders tab
Using the External Control & Automationtab
Customizing keyboard shortcuts
Using Control Surfaces with ACID
Connecting a control surface
Configuring ACID to use yourcontrol surface
Configuring or customizing your control surface
Using your control surface
Setting up a Mackie Control Universal
Connecting the Mackie Control Universal
Configuring the software to use the Mackie Control Universal
Configuring channel mappings for Mackie Control Extenders
Configuring or customizing control mappings
Creating ping-pong pan effects
Adding depth with assignable effects
Playing double time/half time
Constructing the wall of sound
Adding through subtraction
Tweaking dynamics
Fading in and out of mixes
Adding build ups
Creating wah-wah effects with automated Track EQ
Making automated changes more stark
Abruptly changing volume or pan
Turning automated effects on and off
Making automated frequency changes more natural
Overriding compress/expand
Slicing and dicing in the Chopper
Chopping new loops for alternate time signatures
Chopping multiple files into a new loop
Creating drum-roll build ups
Creating drum fills
Creating one-track remixes
Creating pseudo-granular synthesis
Building instrument solos
Building scales
Shortcut commands
Keyboard command reference
Glossary
Index







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